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A few months ago, I realized that something was wrong with my HVAC system. It seemed like no matter what I did, some rooms were hot and some rooms were simply getting too much cooled air. Instead of trying to troubleshoot my air conditioner on my own, I called out a professional HVAC repairman for help. They went through each room of my house when the system was running to measure the outgoing airflow and to check for issues. They discovered some serious balance problems, which they resolved after running a few extra lines. Check out this blog to learn more about HVAC in general.

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Why You Should Add Insulation to Your Ducts

Do you have trouble heating your home efficiently on the coldest days? Does it seem like your energy bills spike significantly, just from using your heat during a couple of the coldest winter days? Of course, many people tend to defray their electricity consumption by using their heater less often. But, this means they have to sacrifice heat and lives in rooms that are just more uncomfortable and colder.

Instead of constantly playing this game, and still dealing with hefty utility bills, you should see if you could possibly add insulation to your ducting, in order to make your heater more efficient.

Why You Should Add Insulation

Insulating your ducting is particularly helpful in cold climates if you are reliant on your heat on a daily basis during the winter. If you had ducting on the outside of your walls, this exposed section can cause problems. Most significantly, the hot air traveling through the ducts can cool down several degrees before it even reaches your room. This just means that it will take longer for your rooms to heat up, you will need to use more furnace electricity, and you will also be sucking the life out of your furnace. A furnace connected to a system of insulated duct is bound to last longer because you simply don't need to run it as often.

How to Add Insulation

Ducting can be insulated for a minimal monetary investment. In fact, if you want to make the project even cheaper, you can easily do it yourself. Wrapping your ducts in molded foam insulation is pretty self explanatory. As long as you buy ducting that is the right gauge, it will pop right over the duct. Then, you peel away the adhesive sticker so the two ends can press together to create a stronger sealed.

Another option is to simply buy rolls of fiberglass batting and wrap them around your ducts. This will result in a sloppier end product, but it is cheaper and can be just as effective. Importantly, insulated ducting is also helpful for hot climates. Even though the problems are less pronounces, insulation helps to keep your air cool and conditioned as it travels to your rooms.

Basically, it isn't difficult or technical work to add insulation to your ducting, but it can definitely be worth it. It can allow you to run your heat and air conditioner a little less frequently. for more help or assistance, contact heating repair services.